A Simple Favor

NEW YORK — “A Simple Favor” (Lionsgate), director Paul Feig’s glossy screen version of Darcey Bell’s 2017 novel, is undeniably ingenious. Yet the dark doings, both past … Read More

The House With a Clock in Its Walls

NEW YORK — For all its spells and incantations, the witchcraft-themed fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” (Universal) lacks magic. Though some of the … Read More

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

NEW YORK — In 2014, Angelina Jolie helmed the often harrowing but ultimately uplifting fact-based drama “Unbroken.” The film was based on Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling 2010 biography … Read More

White Boy Rick

NEW YORK (CNS) — Set in early 1980s Detroit, “White Boy Rick” (Columbia), a gritty fact-based slice of working-class life, is intended as a critique of hypocritical … Read More


NEW YORK — Those on the lookout for an above-average thriller boasting both surprising plot developments and upright basic values will probably be pleased with “Searching” (Screen … Read More


NEW YORK — As scripted by Daniel Casey and directed by brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker, “Kin” (Summit), a gritty but somewhat intriguing crime thriller with an … Read More